. and millions on the east coast do not have electricity, and normally booming cities are at a standstill. 33 people have reportedly been killed. >> the destructive power of the super storm unleashed after dark as sandy made landfall. the flooding was instant, the scale shocking. the storm arrived with high tide in new york harbor, creating a surge of nearly 14 feet. subway tunnels flooded. the water engulfed the construction site at ground zero. manhattan was plunged into darkness. electricity generators and exploded in spectacular fashion. >> what is going on? i don't know what is going on. >> oh, my god. >> many cars were damaged by falling trees and high winds. >> 0, my god. my car. >> patients were evacuated from the hospital that lost power when its generator failed. >> in this huge blaze in queens and started in the aftermath of the flood. more than 80 houses were destroyed by the fire. incredibly, only a few people were injured. on staten island, the force that tossed a vote on shore. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst we have ever experienced.